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Re: A possible solution?

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On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 07:27:26AM -0800, Bradd W. Szonye wrote:
> > bear wrote:
> >> So, yes, I'm advocating that the spec should require all collections
> >> that are going to work in this "generic collections framework" to
> >> adhere to a specific published data format -- probably as vectors
> >> or records encapsulating all the needed functions.
> scgmille@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > I feel that this will overly limit the usefulness in the long term.
> > In the short term, yes, it may allow for drop in collections, but
> > should a real generic dispatch standard come about, it would not only
> > invalidate the mechanism you're describing, but the rest of SRFI-44 as
> > well since they would be specified in the same place.
> Why would it invalidate the whole thing? If a better solution becomes
> apparent in the future, then release a new SRFI that describes the delta
> from the old crusty implementation.

Why build in obsolecence?


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